Daily Archive: April 29, 2017


To Stratford – and a Cautionary Tale

Rowington (Grand Union) – Lowsonford (South Stratford Canal) – Wootton Wawen – Wilmcote Lock Flight – Bancroft Basin, Stratford: 15¼ miles, 34 locks One of those “Compare and contrast” exam questions came to mind after arrival at Kingswood Junction. This junction is where the northern and the southern sections of the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal meet the Grand Union Canal.   How different the “Strattie” is from the Grand Union… The Grand Union is wide, intended for broad-beamed boats, able to move all...